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Degree Candidates Deadlines

Degree Candidates Deadlines

Individual programs may establish earlier deadlines or guidelines for associated activities (e.g., signing up for comprehensive exams, submitting preliminary drafts of theses and dissertations, final examinations, etc.). The appropriate program handbook or graduate coordinator should be consulted. Students are reminded that it takes time for faculty to read theses, dissertations, and examinations with the rigor and care they deserve.

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Fall Semester 2014 (all dates are tentative and subject to change)

  • Tuesday, May 27
    • Admission to Ph.D. candidacy (approval of dissertation topic)
  • Friday, July 11
    • Approval of thesis topic
  • Thursday, September 18
    • Graduation application deadline – must be submitted on-line1
  • Friday, November 14
    • Completed Thesis/Dissertation Defense and Manuscript Form, including all signatures, is due in the Graduate College by 5:00 p.m.  Both sections of the form: Results of Final Exam and Manuscript Approval need to be fully completed.2
  • Friday, November 21
    • Deposit of approved, error-free copy of master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation2
  • Friday, December 12
    • Results of the capstone experience for ALL Plan II master’s degrees must be received in the Office of Registration & Records by 5:00 p.m. 1
  • Friday, December 19
    • Graduate College Commencement
Spring Semester 2015 (all dates are tentative and subject to change)
  • Monday, October 13.
    • Admission to Ph.D. candidacy (approval of dissertation topic)
  • Monday, December 8
    • Approval of thesis topic
  • Monday, January 26
    • Graduation application deadline – must be submitted on-line1
  • Friday, April 10
    • Completed Thesis/Dissertation Defense and Manuscript Form including all signatures is due in the Graduate College by 5:00 p.m.  Both sections of the form: Results of Final Exam and Manuscript Approval need to be fully completed.2
  • Friday, April 17
    • Deposit of approved, error-free copy of master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation2
  • Friday, April 24
    • Results of the capstone experience for ALL Plan II master’s degrees must be received in the Office of Registration & Records by 5:00 p.m. 1
  • Friday, May 8
    • Graduate College Commencement
Summer Semester 2015 (all dates are tentative and subject to change)
  • Monday, January 12
    • Admission to Ph.D. candidacy (approval of dissertation topic)
  • Monday, April 13
    • Approval of thesis topic
  • Friday, June 5
    • Graduation application deadline – must be submitted on-line1
  • Friday, June 26 .
    • Completed Thesis/Dissertation Defense and Manuscript Form including all signatures is due in the Graduate College by 5:00 p.m. Both sections of the form: Results of Final Exam and Manuscript Approval need to be fully completed.2
  • Friday, July 3
    • Deposit of approved, error-free copy of master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation2
  • Friday, July 31
    • Results of the capstone experience for ALL Plan II master’s degrees must be received in the Office of Registration and Records by 5:00 p.m. 1
  • Saturday, August 8
    • Graduate College Commencement

1Deadline is firm and cannot be extended
2
The results of the final defense for the doctoral or master’s degree must be submitted to the Graduate College on the date posted each semester. These dates are firm and cannot be extended.